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Sunday rains prompt flood watches

ATLANTA -- Rains moving through north Georgia have prompted flood watches into the mountains Sunday afternoon, and could continue to create problems into Monday morning.

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The watch stretches from extreme Norrthwest Georgia down south into Cherokee County.

The band of heavier rain to the west will slowly make its way into west Georgia by afternoon. Ahead of that main line, there will be just a few off and on showers. Once the main line comes in, we will see good rain amounts through Monday and even into early Tuesday. We expect between 1-3 inches of rain with some higher amounts in some localized areas.

Small Business Saturday encourages shopping local

(WXIA) - Sandwiched between the shopping bonanzas that most consumers are familiar with this time of year - Black Friday and Cyber Monday - comes Small Business Saturday.

The effort was created by American Express last year, and was geared toward getting shoppers to patronize small businesses in their own communities, as opposed to only going to the "big box" or mass retailers.

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

DeKalb unemployment exceeds Metro Atlanta rate in October

ATLANTA -- A key economic indicator appears to be headed in the right direction in Metro Atlanta. 

The region's preliminary unemployment rate dropped down to 9.9 percent in October. It was 10.2 percent a month earlier as well as in October 2010. 

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Statewide, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate dipped slightly to 10.2 percent as Georgians snatched up roughly 26,500 new jobs. The Georgia Department of Labor said most those jobs were in service-related industries like trade, transportation, education and health services.

Metro Athens had the state's lowest unemployment rate in October at 7.5 percent. Metro Dalton had the highest at 12.7 percent.

DeKalb County's unemployment rate was 10.2 percent in October.

Black Friday mall hours across Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has compiled a list of all the region's major malls and their hours for Black Friday and this weekend.


Individual stores may offer special hours.

Arbor Place
6700 Douglas Blvd.
Douglasville, GA 30135
- Black Friday - 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- Sunday - 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

LOCAL PROFILE: Side Dishes with Chef Jason Hill


ATLANTA – Recently, the Where U Live Team spoke with Chef Jason Hill, owner of Inman Park eatery, Wisteria about a couple of his favorite Thanksgiving side dishes. He and Executive Chef Walker Brown explained the dishes and the inspiration behind them.

Hill suggested the Collard Greens and Corn Pudding for people who want to bring a flavorful and exciting dish to their, respective, Thanksgiving dinner. In the video above, Hill walks viewers through preparation of these dishes and the recipes are listed, below.


Corn Pudding:


3/4 cup rice flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 cups corn, cut from the cob or frozen, thawed

1/4 cup buttermilk

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, additional for the baking dish

2 large eggs, separated

2 ounces Asiago cheese (1 cup shredded)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

DeKalb to test new breast cancer screening procedure

DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County, Macon and Savannah will be the first areas in Georgia to test a new medical screening process to identify women who have an abnormal gene that puts them at higher risk for breast cancer.

The program, which targets women ages 18 to 49, will be funded through a $900,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the Macon Telegraph.

Georgia joins Michigan and Oregon in receiving the grant for CDC-supported work in breast cancer genomics, according to a statement released by the Georgia Department of Public Health.

The program will later expand to other Atlanta-area counties, Augusta, and Columbus, according to the state Department of Health.

Black Friday store maps & stock lists for many retailers

ATLANTA -- Before heading to some of the most popular retailers on Black Friday, shoppers can check floor plans to help them find the best deals faster.

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11Alive News is the only one in the market with store maps for eight retailers.